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London Heathrow, the world's busiest airport in terms of international passengers, has just celebrated its busiest day ever, with 137,000 people departing from the airport on August 13.

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Seven days at Heathrow: Writer's extra-long lay overupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 10:58:00

Heathrow Airport is under close scrutiny over how it will cope with the influx of travelers for the London Olympics, but at least it has one fan in British writer Tony Parsons.

Is Heathrow ready for the Olympics boom?updated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:46:00

Becky Anderson visits Heathrow's multi-million dollar Games Terminal that will host 80% of travel during the Olympics

Strike called for UK border staff on eve of Olympicsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 12:43:00

Border staff are among government workers who are set to strike on the eve of the Olympics, union leaders announced Thursday, risking longer lines at Heathrow airport's passport control for visitors arriving for the Games.

UK: Heathrow Airport delays spark criticismupdated: Sat Apr 28 2012 12:53:00

UK authorities faced growing questions Saturday after passengers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport faced long lines at passport control.

Heathrow plans new temporary terminal for Olympicsupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 05:38:00

August 13 is likely to be Heathrow Airport's busiest day in its history, so the airport is building a temporary terminal to check through more than 10,000 athletes on that one day, the day after the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Games.

Toddler air travel: Surviving security and braving the pat-down updated: Fri Oct 14 2011 11:44:00

We were running late for a flight from London's Heathrow Airport when it happened. The security official held up his hand, and shouted for his colleague. A lengthy line of travelers offered sympathetic glances. They knew what this meant.

Jets intercept London-bound plane after threatsupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:07:00

Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled jets Monday to escort a passenger plane in for landing after a man made threats on an Etihad Airways flight, authorities said.

Anger and chaos at Heathrow airportupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 08:04:00

Passengers from Heathrow's Terminal 3 tell CNN the ordeal they have been trying to fly out of Heathrow.

EU hits out at 'unacceptable' travel delaysupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 12:16:00

Passengers struggling to get away for the holiday season faced further frustration and delays Tuesday, as the EU's top travel official slammed snow disruptions across the region as "unacceptable."

Stranded traveler: 'All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter'updated: Mon Dec 20 2010 05:16:00

Lisa Suarez's voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London's Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas.

Memoirs of an airport 'writer in residence'updated: Tue Nov 30 2010 09:53:00

The man at a check-in counter at London's Heathrow Airport lost it.

Snapping celebrities at Heathrowupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 08:03:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee meets the man who's been snapping celebrities in London's Heathrow Airport for decades.

Heathrow gets back to businessupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 20:50:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports that London's Heathrow Airport is beginning to return to normal operations.

First flight in five days lands in Londonupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 20:07:00

A British Airways flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, landed at London's Heathrow airport late Tuesday, the first commercial airliner to do so in five days after ash from a volcano in Iceland disrupted air travel across Europe.

Airport worker warned over body scanner 'harassment'updated: Thu Mar 25 2010 14:31:00

An employee at London's Heathrow Airport has been given a police warning after allegedly making a lewd remark about a female colleague as she stood in a full body scanner by mistake.

Body scanner misuse?updated: Thu Mar 25 2010 14:31:00

Police warn a Heathrow security worker after he reportedly watched x-ray images of a female colleague through a scanner.

Body scanners hit Heathrowupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 12:45:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee visits London's Heathrow Airport for the rollout of full-body security scanners.

3 arrested after bomb threat at Heathrowupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 02:07:00

The three men arrested Friday night aboard an Emirates Airlines plane at Heathrow Airport had made a verbal threat to staff, police said Saturday.

3 arrested after incident at Heathrowupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 19:48:00

Three people were arrested at Heathrow Airport Friday night after an incident aboard an Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai, Metropolitan Police said.

Heathrow fliers to get body scans 'as soon as practical'updated: Sun Jan 03 2010 16:01:00

London's Heathrow Airport will begin subjecting passengers to full body scans "as soon as practical," following the failed attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner, its operator said Sunday.

Flight innovations you'll loveupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:11:00

It's all the rage to criticize the airlines. But we found some smart, practical initiatives that point the way to a better future.

Supersonic travel may return, minus boomupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 10:33:00

Raoul Felder still remembers stepping off the Concorde without a trace of jet lag after it whisked him across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound and wonders why there's been nothing like it since.

American Airlines pilot arrested after failing Breathalyzer testupdated: Thu May 21 2009 15:32:00

Police arrested an American Airlines pilot who failed a Breathalyzer test at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, the airline and police said Thursday.

UK business secretary 'slimed'updated: Sun Mar 08 2009 08:56:00

A protester opposed to the expansion of Heathrow Airport throws green custard in the face of the British business secretary.

Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits international flightsupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 01:15:00

The worst snowstorm to hit Britain in 18 years forced the cancellation of more than 650 flights at London's Heathrow airport Monday and shut down the city's bus network, partially paralyzing the British capital.

Britain: Third Heathrow runway approved despite oppositionupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 20:49:00

The British government -- ignoring a firestorm of controversy -- Thursday approved construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, saying the move is essential for British business and would retain the airport's status as a major European hub.

Heathrow to growupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 20:49:00

The British government approves plans to enlarge Heathrow airport despite environmental opposition. ITN reports.

Protesters buy up land for Heathrow runwayupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 09:49:00

Environmental campaigners say they have dealt a blow to the proposed expansion of London's Heathrow Airport by buying up land earmarked for the construction of a controversial third runway.

Heathrow to expand?updated: Wed Jan 14 2009 09:49:00

CNN's Jim Boulden reports on a push to expand London's Heathrow Airport despite worries.

Plane scare at Heathrowupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 15:23:00

A British Airways jet landed short of the runway at London's Heathrow Airport. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Heathrow tests biometricsupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 12:45:00

A system using fingerprint scanning and face recognition systems, designed to speed up passenger transit times and increase security, is beginning a trial at Heathrow airport's Terminal 3.

This month's show: Open Skiesupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 15:55:00

This month, CNN Business Traveller is on board the first transatlantic flight to London Heathrow under the new Open Skies treaty between the E.U. and the United States.

Counting the cost of crisis at Terminal 5updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 07:53:00

No two ways about it, it has been a catastrophic week for British Airways.

Heathrow T5 hassles enter 2nd weekupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 05:48:00

Problems persisted Thursday at Terminal Five of Heathrow Airport, a week after the long-awaited gateway's disastrous opening resulted in thousands of stranded passengers and a mountain of misplaced luggage.

'Open Skies' heralds new era in air travelupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 09:15:00

The first plane has landed under the "Open Skies" agreement between the United States and Europe, heralding what many hope will be a new era in air travel.

New era under 'open skies'updated: Wed Apr 02 2008 09:15:00

CNN's Richard Quest reports from the first trans-Atlantic flight under the new 'Open Skies' agreement

Heathrow hassle continues for third dayupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 08:44:00

Travelers are enduring a third day of problems at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal Five, with British Airways again reporting flight cancellations -- just days after the state-of-the-art building opened for business. Chaos at Heathrow's New Terminalupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 17:00:00

British Airways' new Terminal 5 was supposed to be a shining monument to air travel, but the problems marring the opening showcased the worst aspects of commercial flying

CNNMoney: Problems plague new Heathrow terminalupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 06:56:00

Flight cancellations, delays, and baggage problems plagued Heathrow Airport's new Terminal Five for a second day Friday, causing further headaches for passengers just a day after the much-heralded building opened for business.

Can T5's design conquer delays?updated: Fri Mar 28 2008 06:17:00

Its opening may have been an unmitigated disaster of canceled flights, lost baggage and painful delays, but the architects behind Heathrow Terminal 5 say they hope their $8.6 billion colossus will eventually bring a different kind of drama to the traveling experience.

T5 tech failure causes Heathrow chaosupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 18:15:00

The long-awaited opening of a multi-billion dollar new terminal at London's Heathrow airport suffered a major setback Thursday when a high-tech baggage handling system malfunctioned, causing major delays amid flight cancellations.

'Hassle Heathrow' new terminal opensupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 06:54:00

It has taken nearly two decades and $8.6 billion, but London Heathrow's Terminal Five finally opened for business Thursday morning.

Heathrow's new Terminal Fiveupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 04:10:00

CNN's Jim Boulden takes us inside London Heathrow's new $8.6 billion terminal.

CNNMoney: $8.6B Heathrow terminal ready to openupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 12:48:00

It took nearly two decades and $8.6 billion, but London Heathrow's Terminal Five will finally open for business Thursday morning.

Queen opens new $8.6B airport terminalupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 11:19:00

Queen Elizabeth helped launch Heathrow's $8.6 billion new Terminal 5 on Friday as part of the British airport's rejuvenation plan to maintain its status as one of the world's most important transport hubs.

Intruder triggers Heathrow security alertupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 18:35:00

A man was arrested on the runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, setting off a major security alert on the eve of a visit by Queen Elizabeth to open a landmark terminal building.

Green activists scale UK parliament roofupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 09:01:00

British environmental activists climbed onto the roof of the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday in protest at plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Activists atop Parliament roofupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 09:01:00

Activists protesting plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport rally on the roof of a Parliament building.

Biofuel-powered jet makes test flightupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 20:24:00

The world's first biofuel-powered commercial aircraft touched down in Amsterdam on Sunday following a demonstration flight from London's Heathrow Airport hailed as a first step towards "cleaner" flying.

Heathrow security breachupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 09:50:00

Activists climbed on top of a British Airways jet, protesting plans to build a third runway. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Activists climb onto BA jet at Heathrowupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 09:50:00

Four Greenpeace activists breached security at Heathrow Airport on Monday to climb on top of a British Airways plane and protest plans to build a third runway, the environmental group and airport authorities said.

Crash report looks at enginesupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 12:50:00

The initial report on the Heathrow Airport crash landing says two engines 'failed to respond.' CNN's Jim Boulden reports

Heathrow trial tackles lost luggageupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 13:19:00

A six-month trial was launched this week that promises to transform the way luggage is tracked and monitored at London's Heathrow airport.

The best of Business Traveller updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 07:55:00

This month we take a look back at the best of the best from Business Traveller 2007.

Heathrow crash chaos continues updated: Fri Jan 18 2008 04:49:00

Air travelers are experiencing delays as London's Heathrow Airport continues to reel from a crash landing.

Heathrow crash landingupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 17:01:00

The crew is praised after a British Airways plane lands hard at London's Heathrow airport with no fatalities.

Crash chaos grounds travelersupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 17:00:00

Air travelers were caught in disruptions Thursday as London's Heathrow Airport reeled from a crashlanding on one of its runways.

Heathrow's third runway: the battle beginsupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 09:22:00

On the one side is business, the economy and growth. On the other is the environment, a village and thousands of local residents. Now that the British government has published consultation this week for a third runway and sixth terminal at London Heathrow Airport, the debate can begin.

Heathrow expansionupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 09:22:00

The CEOs of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join CNN to discuss the need for expansion at London's Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow plans spark fightupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 01:59:00

Airlines and businesses want London's Heathrow Airport to grow, but residents are up in arms. CNN's Jim Boulden reports

Minor collision at Heathrowupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 05:28:00

Two planes were involved in a minor collision at Heathrow Airport.

Planes clip at Heathrowupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 05:28:00

Two planes were involved Monday night in a minor collision at Heathrow Airport, an official with the London Fire Brigade told CNN.

Open skies for businessupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 06:52:00

The negotiations are over. The treaty has been signed. The skies across the Atlantic are now open for free movement of flights between European and U.S. cities. Now the battle commences between airlines as they prepare for their new-found commercial freedom when the Open Skies agreement comes into action in March 2008. Does Flying Harm the Planet?updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 00:00:00

Heathrow protesters say the air travel boom is making jet engines a growing source of carbon emissions

Protesters mass for Heathrow demoupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 07:33:00

More than 1,000 climate change activists massed near London's Heathrow airport on Sunday and pledged a mix of peaceful protest and civil disobedience to draw attention to the impact of aviation on global warming.

Heathrow's hidden gemsupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 00:29:00

Heathrow's hidden gems

Heathrow's hidden gemsupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 00:29:00

CNN Business Traveller's new segment this week, 'Sunrise to Sunset', will uncover the hidden gems of Heathrow. We visit the airport's underground chapel and meet the resident paparazzi to talk celebrity stakeout. From one type of spotter to another, aviation enthusiasts tell us where to get the best views of landings and take-offs.

Airport security dramas: Your viewsupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 08:55:00

An industry watchdog has criticized tight security measures at UK airports for failing to protect passengers, as the country's busiest airport comes under fire for delays that could harm Britain's economy.

British sailors' statement: Full textupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 11:10:00

The following is the full statement of the freed British sailors, read out by their two most senior members, Lieutenant Felix Carman, 26, and Royal Marine Captain Chris Air, 25.

BA baggage charges cause confusionupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 09:09:00

British Airways on Tuesday introduced extra charges for excess baggage but told check-in staff to apply them "leniently" amid passenger confusion over the new rules.

Airlines attempt to move mountainupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 09:57:00

Airlines moved Wednesday to reduce the "baggage mountain" of thousands of items of luggage after chaos at London's Heathrow Airport over Christmas. Thousands of airline passengers have still not been reunited with their personal items, the UK's Press Association reported.

Airlines confront baggage mountainupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 08:44:00

Airlines moved Wednesday to reduce the "baggage mountain" of thousands of items of luggage after chaos at London's Heathrow Airport over Christmas.

Fog lifts, airport chaos easingupdated: Sat Dec 23 2006 08:00:00

Relief was in sight for trapped passengers at Heathrow Saturday after dense, freezing fog led to more than 1,000 canceled flights at Europe's busiest airport.

Third day of air travel chaos in UKupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 06:58:00

Thick, freezing fog is causing havoc for Christmas travelers in Britain for a third day, with hundreds of flights cancelled at airports.

Blog: Baggage rules unworkableupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 09:45:00

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BA cancels more flightsupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 03:50:00

British Airways canceled more flights Wednesday, the seventh day of UK flight delays, as the airline struggled to reunite thousands of missing bags with their owners.

UK hand baggage restrictions easedupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 03:17:00

Hand baggage restrictions for passengers traveling from British airports are being eased to try to reduce the chaos caused by increased security checks -- but flights continue to be disrupted.

Snarls continue at UK airportsupdated: Sun Aug 13 2006 17:37:00

Three days after authorities uncovered an alleged plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic and imposed tight restrictions on what passengers can carry aboard flights, air traffic at London's Heathrow Airport remained snarled Sunday, with airlines canceling as many as 30 percent of their flights.

Air travel chaos easesupdated: Sat Aug 12 2006 09:39:00

Air passengers across Europe were continuing to face delays Saturday, but there were fewer cancellations as airports adapted to stringent new security in the wake of disrupted major terrorist plot.

Second day of air travel chaosupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 03:19:00

Air passengers across Europe faced a second day of delays on Friday, though the situation had eased from the previous day when London's Heathrow Airport was closed to all incoming flights as police said they had disrupted a major terrorist plot.

Status of Britain-to-U. S. flightsupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 08:11:00

Here's a list of first flights now airborne from Britain to the U.S. airports after the imposition of the highest security threat levels. The information was gleaned from real-time commercial flight tracking data.

Travel chaos as flights canceledupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 04:37:00

Air passengers across Europe faced major delays on Thursday after London's Heathrow Airport was closed to all incoming flights as police said they had disrupted a major terrorist plot.

Heathrow faces 'retirement' callupdated: Mon May 29 2006 06:14:00

London's Heathrow airport, one of the world's busiest international air hubs, should be "retired" and replaced by a new long-haul facility, an influential planning body has urged.

Mysterious journey of luggage revealedupdated: Wed May 24 2006 10:40:00

The odds are about 100 to one, but this is one lottery you do not want to win.

Airbus superjumbo makes UK debutupdated: Thu May 18 2006 07:00:00

The European Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger jet, touched down in Britain's Heathrow airport for the first time to test how the congested aviation hub handles the superjumbo.

Learning to flyupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 07:03:00

It's many a man's fantasy and many a man's greatest fear. For me, it was a lifelong ambition about to come true.

Trans-Atlantic flights still hitupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 07:01:00

Trans-Atlantic flights continued to be hit Monday by the heavy snowfall on the U.S. East Coast.

Terminal velocity for Heathrowupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 12:01:00

When Terminal Five at Britain's Heathrow opens in 2008, more than 30 million people a year will pass through what promises to be an airport for the future.

Jet fuel rationed after depot fireupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 07:38:00

Airlines at Heathrow have been put on fuel rationing in the wake of the oil depot explosions and fires north of London this week, the airport's operator said Friday.

BA fights to clear strike backlogupdated: Sat Aug 13 2005 04:49:00

Most British Airways flights were expected to operate from London's Heathrow airport amid warnings it would take several days to clear a backlog of thousands of passengers grounded by a strike.

British Airways resumes Heathrow flightsupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 18:20:00

British Airways resumed flights at Heathrow Airport Friday after a work stoppage by baggage handlers and other employees crippled service and stranded more than 100,000 passengers.

British Airways cancels all Heathrow flights updated: Thu Aug 11 2005 18:35:00

British Airways has canceled all its flights out of London Heathrow Airport, diverted others and suspended check-ins at two Heathrow terminals Thursday after a strike by union workers at a food-service firm caused chaos.

BA cancels all flights at Heathrow updated: Thu Aug 11 2005 05:13:00

British Airways has grounded all flights at London's Heathrow airport because of industrial action by its staff in support of sub-contracted caterers.

SMS trend for travel updatesupdated: Sun Jul 17 2005 11:29:00

More airports, airlines and trains are turning to text messaging services to keep travelers updated on the state of play on flights, travel times and bookings.

'Explosives' arrest at UK airportupdated: Sat Feb 12 2005 12:09:00

British police say they have charged a man arrested at London's Heathrow Airport with conspiring to cause an explosion.

Heathrow refuelers launch strikeupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 06:33:00

Workers who refuel aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport launched a 48-hour strike Friday after rejecting a two-year pay offer.

Strikes set for Heathrow, Gatwickupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 07:41:00

Strikes are expected to disrupt flights this weekend at London's two largest airports.

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